December 5- 7 2014 | Vanderbilt University
Middle Tennessee farmland once fed Nashville, and it will again. As a peak year-end event fostering this change, the Tennessee Local Food Summit December 5-7, 2014 will be held at Vanderbilt University.
Sponsored by Vanderbilt Health Plus, it will feature Nashville’s best chefs offering delicious, locally grown organic meals during a full day of educational workshops, networking, and the celebration of another great growing season.
**All children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult at ALL times.**
Thank you for your cooperation, and we do hope to provide childcare options at future summits.
The kickoff for the 4th annual conference will begin at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory on Friday, December 5th with a reception, home-grown, chef-prepared dinner, and music by Beth Nielsen Chapman and Will Kimbrough.
A full day of workshops will be offered on Saturday, December 6 from 9am to 5pm. Preliminary plans include:
❧ Effects of farming on the environment
❧ Backyard and community gardening
❧ Business models and economic
❧ Personal stories of research, education,
and outreach programs
❧ Land stewardship: Spiritual side of farming
❧ Famous local chefs offering classes and demonstrations in Vanderbilt’s “demonstration kitchen”.
Following the workshops, Saturday evening, a locally grown, chef-made dinner will be offered, complete with live music by Darrell Scott and friends, at the University Club of Nashville.
Sunday morning, there will be a tour of a local farm Bells Bend.
Learn how to grow your own food, where local food is available, how to use it, and why it is healthier.
Explore how local food can provide jobs while improving the care of our Tennessee lands and waters.
Join us in our mission of promoting the production and consumption of healthy local food.
Please visit the Schedule page for additional information.